Sunday, April 19, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Memory-Tech Promises Improved Audio CD Quality With New UHQCD Technology
Sony's 4K Ultra HD TV Lineup Coming In The U.S.
Moore's Law And The Software Industry
Adobe And Windows Zero-Day Exploits Likely Leveraged by Russians In Highly-Targeted Attack
Samsung Logo Removed From Japanese Smartphones
Google Is Getting Serious With Project Loon
New Technology Can Track Detailed Hand Motion
Office Universal apps Coming Next Month On Windows 10 for Phones
Active Discussions
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Question about nero
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
 Home > News > PC Parts > SSD Pri...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 24, 2014
SSD Prices To Remain Stable Next Year


A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis by IHS.

Although SSD prices may be flat into next year, the cost-per-gigabyte will go down as storage capacity of drives continues to increase on a yearly basis, said Fang Zhang, storage analyst at IHS.

Storage typically makes up 8 to 9 percent of the cost of building portable devices, Zhang said. SSD price drops have contributed to lowering laptop prices over years, but may not help reduce ultrabook or hybrid prices in 2015, Zhang said.

The price stabilization is measured based on the average storage density of SSDs used in ultrathins, which will continue to increase. The price of SSDs for ultrathins will average US$111 for 197GB this year and 264GB in 2015, and then drop to $109 for 340GB in 2016, Zhang said. The price will then plummet to $93 for 405GB in 2017 and $79 for 465GB of storage in 2018, she said.

NAND flash makers are dedicating more factory capacity to producing smartphone and tablet storage, which is another reason ultrathin SSD prices won't drop next year, Zhang said. Manufacturers such as Samsung and Sandisk next year will shift some capacity to make flash storage for ultrathins, which will contribute to the SSD price drop in 2016.

Meanwhile, the average prices of SSDs for regular-sized laptops will continue to decline. IHS is projecting SSDs with average capacity of 190GB to be priced at $110 by the end of this year, dropping to $104 for a 243GB drive by the end of next year. SSD prices will be $89 for 275GB by 2016, $73 for 310GB in 2017 and $60 for 345GB in 2018.

The laptop SSD price drop will come as more people move from hard drives to SSDs, which are faster and draw less power, Zhang said.

IHS is also projecting prices of 1TB laptop hard drives to come down by around $2 by the end of this year. The average 1TB hard-drive price in the first quarter was $57, which will come down to $55 by year end. Prices will continue to fall in the coming years, Zhang said.



Previous
Next
Qualcomm's Profit Hurt by Dispute Over China Royalties        All News        SK Hynix Says Chip Sales Remain Slow
Researchers Create Ultra-dense Memory Using Conventional Methods     PC Parts News      SK Hynix Says Chip Sales Remain Slow

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Corsair Force LS SSD Series Gets New 480GB and 960GB Variants
Kingston Ships 960GB Business-Class SSD
HGST Ships NVM Express Compliant Solid-State Drives
Super Talent Releases New mSATA SJ2 SSD
Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD
Google To Use SSDs From Samsung: report
Samsung Now Offers New Lineup of 3-bit V-NAND Based 850 EVO SSDs for Ultrathin PCs
OCZ Adds 2 TB Variant To Its Intrepid 3000 Enterprise SSD Series
OCZ Vector 180 SSD And New SSD Guru Management Tool Released
HyperX Releases High-Performance PCIe SSD
OCZ Storage Solutions Addresses Enterprise and Consumer Solid State Drive Market at CeBIT
Mushkin Launches New ECO2 Line of SSDs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .